Borderline Activities

The activities initiated by the Borderline Regional Arts Association vary from year to year.  They include things like:

  • the organisation of workshops, with tutors who may be sourced within Borderline, or from afar.  Often these are open to the public.
  • the organisation of art exhibitions
  • public displays of art works available for sale, at community events
  • the organisation of art related activities which involve members of the community getting their hands dirty
  • the support and encouragement of art education in our schools, through volunteer assistance with art teaching programs
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From Here To There – Borderline exhibits at Warwick Art Gallery January 2021

January 22 @ 12:00 am - March 6 @ 11:59 pm UTC+10
Warwick Regional Gallery
49 Albion St,
Warwick Qld 4370
(07) 4661 0434

Activities Blog

  • What’s On in 2021

    Borderline Regional Arts Assoc Exhibitions

    Borderline Exhibition : From Here To There – Warwick Regional Art Gallery – Opening 22 January with Mary Findlay of SRAG as our opening speaker, continuing to March 6th.

     Borderline Bi-Annual SRAG Exhibition : Beyond The Mask – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery : opening 29th April 2021 and continuing to June 13th.  High Tea opening May 8th.

    AND!  Borderline Bi-Annual Stanthorpe Exhibition 2023 confirmed for Feb 23 – April 2 (pending final confirmation).

    You can also catch the work of our members at ….

    Artists Collective Studio Gallery in Tenterfield : Encore Exhibition running till 10th January 

    Bernie Regional Gallery Print Exhibition and Award 15th February. 

    Stanthorpe Art Prize Opening 19th Feb, 2021. SRAG – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

    SRAG Recovery and Resilience Market February 2021.

    Artists Studio Gallery, Tenterfield : Australiana 9″x5″ Art Prize Exhibition. Exhibition coincides with Oracles of the Bush in Tenterfield and runs through March 2021 – entry forms available early 2021.

    SRAG Wearable Art March 2021

    … and the ever popular and often sold out Art In The Mill : Ballandean April 30th and May 1st.

  • Inaugral Borderline Art Camp 2020

    Borderline Art Camp members only Art Camp at Mieke Den Otter’s property (Rosie O’Briens Country Cottages) off Storm King Rd was held over the weekend of the 25th – 27th September.

    52 mini canvases were available to experiment on and transformed into an exhibition at Honeysuckle Cottages Applethorpe as part of GBART – Granite Belt Art Trail in Oct.

    The event was a resounding success and visitors snapped up the canvases on display as a memento of their visit to our area. Next year there is talk of inviting ceramists to join in … stay tuned.

  • What’s On

    Borderline Exhibitions

    Borderline GBART Exhibition : Honeysuckle Cottages ApplethorpeFriday 30th October to Sunday 1st Nov.

    Borderline Exhibition : From Here To There Warwick – NEW DATES – January 22nd – 6th of March 2021.

    (Members Note … any changes to your catalogue entries to Liz Powell by 12th of December. Promotional images due 21st of November.)

     Borderline Bi-Annual Stanthorpe Exhibition 2021 : From Here to There – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery: opening 29th April 2021 and continuing to June 13th.  

    AND!  Borderline Bi-Annual Stanthorpe Exhibition 2023 confirmed for Feb 23 – April 2 (pending final confirmation).

    Borderline Activities

    Borderline Art Camp members only – at Mieke Den Otter’ property off Storm King Rd 25th – 27th September.

    52 mini canvases are available to experiment on. Plant dyeing and mono printing will be available but it is really open to all technique and media. Resulting work will be put up as an exhibition at Honeysuckle Cottages Applethorpe as part of GBART – Granite Belt Art Trail in Oct.

  • Warwick Regional Gallery Show (Covid Update : Rescheduled For January 2021…)

    Warwick Regional Gallery Show (Covid Update : Rescheduled For January 2021…)

    Members are busy preparing pieces for our upcoming show at Warwick Art Gallery – now opening January 28th. Here is just a small selection so far ….

  • …from my backyard …. on till the 17th of November at Stanthorpe

    From My Backyard – Stanthorpe Regional Art Galley November 2019

    22 artists share their vision at our major bi-annual exhibition at SRAG  which was officially opened on October 4th. Below is a small selection of the range of works exploring the representational and metaphorical perspectives that ‘…from my backyard’ conjured for the individual artist.

    Congratulations to Judy Harris for the first sale of the night with her piece ‘Nothing To Crow About’. Congratulations also to Sue Jurd, Albert Verschuuren and Gay Landeta for their opening night sales. This exhibition continues till the 17th of November and is part of the Granite Belt Art Trail which is on over the weekends of the 19 – 20 October and 26 – 27 October 2019.

  • Borderline presents ‘…from my back yard’ at SRAG in October 2019

    Preparation for ‘…from my backyard’ Stanthorpe

    Borderline takes over the Stanthorpe Gallery in October … here is a preview of some of the beautiful works that will be presented….

  • ‘On The Move’ – on till August 3rd.

    On The Move – Borderline Exhibition : Inverell Art Gallery July 2018

    Just a small selection from our exhibition at Inverell Art Gallery….


  • Borderline’s Inverell Gallery Exhibition is gathering momentum ….

    Preparations are on for Borderline’s Exhibition ‘On the Move’ June 30th – August 3rd

    So exciting to see our members work being prepared for our exhibition “On The Move” in Inverell – opening at the Galery on June 30th and continuing to August 3rd.

    Here is a taster of what is to come – from Raylee Delaney  – Barra Nula VII (right)IMG_E4642


    from Liz Powell – one of 3 tunnel books that she will be exhibiting (left).powell collapsed tunnel 2





    and from Jayne Barrett a work in progress – eco print hanging in wool (below).

    Jayne Barrett Inverell





  • Important Dates for Members!

    Members notes for Inverell….

    June 1st – mark your diaries! Entries for our Inverell Show must be to Carmel Higgins by then. Check your inbox for documentation or our private FB site. More info below…

    “Borderline on the Move”

    Inverell Art Gallery: Opening 30 June 2018 

    Exhibition Dates:  

    • Friday 1 June: All entry forms to be returned with retail prices (including applicable commission in prices. 44% for non-members, 33% for members of Inverell Gallery. Artist’s statement to be included
    • Tuesday 19 June: Works from Stanthorpe to be delivered to Honeysuckle Cottages between 10 – 4.oopm. Or, work to be delivered to the Artists’ Collective Gallery in Tenterfield by Wednesday 20 June (All artwork to be hung must have 2D Hooks attached and be labeled with name of artist and title of the work.)

    Note : Large works and 3D to be delivered to Inverell by artist.

    • Saturday 30 June: 1.00pm Exhibition Opens. $10-15 for lunch (to be decided) A bus may be organized for transport.
    • Friday 3 August: Conclusion of Exhibition – work can be taken down, signed out and collected from the Gallery between 10- 4pm

    Forms to be Completed. (Copies provided)

    • Inverell Art Society’s Conditions for holding Exhibitions. Cost $125 paid by Borderline
    • Application to Sell Items
    • Inverell Art Society Membership fees
    • Exhibiting Artist Information Sheet
    • Stock Sheet List

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Date Holders – Exhibitions Where Our Members Work Can be Seen!

    The art year is starting off with a number of local events where our member’s amazing work can be seen …. 

    The Stanthorpe Show – Feb 2 – 4th

    The Tenterfield Show – Feb 9th and 10th : entries due on the 7th or 8th before 10 am

    LAF Out Loud – Local Art Fest (part of the Apple And Grape Festival) – Feb 22 to April 1st : entries due Feb 13 – 17th.

    Uralla Rotary Club 41st Annual Art Exhibition – 17th to 25th of March, opening night Friday the 16th : entries due Feb 23rd.

    NB Members – all entry forms are available via the links or see the  January Borderline minutes for more information (via your email).

Pages containing information and/or images from past activities of the association include:

Borderline Christmas Party on 4th December was a very pleasant lunch at Jennings Hotel.

Sue Jurd will be hosting a Borderline sponsored workshop on Batik 1/12/2017.  Sorry, the workshop is fully booked.

Borderline sponsored workshop:  Pastry Making workshop with Helen Turrisi was held on Saturday 24 Sept 2016

Borderline sponsored workshop:  ‘Art Matters’ with Nicole Sylvestre – bookings being taken now for 10 September 2016 – go to the Workshops page for further information.  Drawing: from the Expected to the Unexpected uses a combination of observational drawing and intuition. The workshop will explore contemporary drawing processes, as well as develop an awareness and broader understanding of drawing. You will experiment with many techniques: with pencil, charcoal, ink, wax, masking tape &  wet/dry paper. The drawings will be evocative, sustain your looking and bring out the poet in you, helping each student to find their own language.

Sheryl Wright hosted a Borderline sponsored workshop on Felting.

Jayne Barrett hosted a Borderline sponsored workshop on Papermaking on Saturday 28 May 2016.

Meeting report from our president Helen Turrisi:  Thankyou to all who made the trip to our 14th Nov. meeting We covered a lot of ground .  Louise took us thru the borderline website and it is a wealth of information This is part of what you pay membership fees for and it has a lot to offer please make the time to search around it and we would love members to get involved and get them selves up on the web site you can send a photo of you and your work and an artist statement via email to Louise. Theo has put his hand up to do the sectary job keeping us all updated and informed, a big thankyou Theo.  Sheryl has fitted into the treasurers job like a glove and was eloquent in her reports. Jane brought her laptop and Sue took the minutes, thank you, your input was a big help, Judy had some valuable comments about placing work in local business and is following up on them. we had new members come and its great to get to know you and become supporting friends. Nicola from the Stanthorpe gallery has invited us back in 2017 for another Borderline exhibition, committee members are working on a name so that all artist can get their creative mojo happening for the big event, There was a lot more ! this is just an informal brief from me to connect with you, to thank those who attended Kind regards Helen Turrisi

The following Borderline artists participated in the Resonance artist talk at SRAG on 15 Oct 2015 – giving an insightful glimpse into the depth of integrity in each artist, as well as the diversity of talents within the group.  Elspeth Cameron, Maggie Brockie, Norm Clayton, Raylee Delaney, Pam Docherty, Theo Gard, Judy Harris, Louise Jenkins, Nola Taylor, Gabriele Trabucco, Helen Turrisi  For more information, including images, click on Resonance Artist Talk

Our SRAG exhibition ‘Resonance’ is now on, until 24 Oct 2015.  Click here for images from the Resonance Opening night.  There will be an artist talk for U3A on Thursday 15 Oct at 10:30.

There is a printing day being organised for Friday 31 July at the Tennis Club. Interested people please contact Sue or Nola, and come and learn about our new press.  Beginners packs containing  paper, ink, acetate sheet, tarlatan may be available for purchase.

Borderline has purchased a geared printing press with a maximum print area of 30.5cm x 63.5cm.  The press will be be up and running for the Tenterfield Traveller print workshop in May, and will be available for weekly hire by members after that date.  Details about hiring are available from the members page.

Artist in residency Tenterfield Traveller 2015 workshops with Christine Porter, Lindsay Hunt, and Jayne Barrett ran from May 25 to May31.

22 November 2014  Borderline’s Christmas party, generously hosted by Sue Jurd was a latex gloved hands on day experimenting with various paper embellishing techniques, including monoprinting, texturing with glue, marbling, spraying, rusting, shellac with charcoal.  What a great lead into Jayne Barrett’s next bookmaking workshop (TBA soon!).

August 23/24 2014 – Read about the Blacksmithing and Welding Workshop at Fire & Stone, Tabulam.

24 Oct 2014 – Excursion to Tweed River Gallery to see Margaret Olley’s reconstructed studio.  Transport is via shared car.   Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.

2 July 2014 – NERAM tour, Armidale.  Transport is via shared cars – $10 for petrol.  Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.

19/20 June 2014 – Borderline is hosting a Bookmaking Workshop with Borderliner Jayne Barrett.   Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.  Non-members should contact Borderline.

 17 Feb 2014 – Seniors’ Week, Tenterfield, 17 March 2014, beginning 10.00am at the Golf Club. 6 Borderline members will be demonstrating throughout the day:  John Donnelly, Sue Jurd, Shirley Caldwell, Nola Sindel, Pam Docherty, Chris Hangan.

17 Feb 2014 – Borderline is investigating organising a weekend at Fire and Stone Sculpture Park, Tabulum. Members can see the newsletter for more details.  The weekend may include a 1 or 2 day workshop with Michael Taylor, and a blacksmithing workshop with Jim Grasby and Keith Cameron.   Sue Jurd is investigating.

17 Feb 2014 – Artworks on Davadi has offered to host a Borderline exhibition from 6 May 2014 to 31 July.  Borderliner Judy Pidgeon will coordinate.

Tenterfield Traveller 2014 plans are underway for the period 13 June – 22 June 2014.  The sub-committee consists of Sue Jurd, Shirley Caldwell, and Gail Galloway.

21 Dec 2013 – Borderline’s 2013 Christmas party plans are underway – we’ll spend a day of fabric dyeing at Sue Jurd’s.  Bring lunch to share!  See the newsletter for more details.

25 July 2013 – 1 Sep 2013 Borderline’s major 2013 members only exhibition “Looking Out : Looking In”, was staged at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.  For images, click on Looking Out : Looking In

15 June 2013 – 22 June 2013 Borderline’s Tenterfield Traveller’s program was a great success, and is being considered for a future format.  Many thanks to Artist in Residency Christine Porter.  Click on Tenterfield Traveller for more details.

15 Dec 2012 Borderline’s Christmas Party day.  Sue Jurd is keeping the agenda is a surprise, however expect some travelling between venues, and a Christmas lunch.  Borderliners and their family members are welcome.

23 June 2012  Borderline’s float in Tenterfield’s 2012 Wintersong street parade was a real eye catcher.  Not only was the van itself painted with artistic gusto, but it was also adorned with rolls of canvas, easels, palettes and paint brushes, how-to books, streamers, balloons, and even finished art works!  Thanks to Chris and Tony Hanagan for making their van available and the effort involved with making it look “awesome”.  Congratulations Borderline for winning ‘Best Float’ in the parade!  Check it out at Wintersong parade 2012.

3 June 2012 – 3 July 2012 Borderline exhibition ‘Artsong‘ at the Forest to Furniture Gallery, Tenterfield,was held to coincide with Tenterfield’s Wintersong carnival.

31 Mar 2012 – 2 May 2012 Borderline exhibition ‘Shine:enihS’ at the Texas Art Gallery.

17 Dec 2011 Borderline’s ‘Paint Pot and Print’ Christmas Fun Day.  A fabulous Day spent at Graeme Schreiber’s Bush Rock Gallery and Eva and Bent Rasmussens pottery and print studios, capped off by a wonderful Christmas spread at the Jennings Hotel.

26 Aug 2011 – 02 Oct 2011   ‘State of Flux’ members’ exhibition at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.  The members of Borderline have taken up the challenge of addressing the fascinating theme of flux.  Although this exhibition is now closed, you can see read about it, and view images from the opening night by clicking State of Flux.

02 Sep 2011  Presentation of an etching collage created for Millrace Aged Hostel by Borderline, using prints created by the public under the guidence of Borderline.  Click on Millrace for more information, and an image taken at the presentation.

08 Oct 2011 – 04 Nov 2011  ‘Shine‘ members’ exhibition at the Glen Innes Art Gallery.  Allowing artistic talent to ‘Shine’.

22 Oct 2011 Borderline members were available at the Tenterfield Showground ‘Showing Off’ Family Fun Day to answer any queries about the presentation requirements for art work at the Tenterfield Show.  For anyone who did not attend, please make sure that any 2D artwork being entered for the show is presented ready for hanging on a hook.  It is sufficient to have a string or wire suited to the weight of the work, firmly secured across the back.  Art works need not be framed, however they must be well supported (able to withstand potential breezy gusts from nearby doors), and in the case of 2D works, well secured to their hanging device.  A work on paper for example need not be behind glass, however it must be secured to a supportive and hangable backing.  Last year the art stewards were contending with pictures which were falling out of cheap frames, or had strings attached to canvas backs with loose drawing pins.  These are unacceptable.  The next Tenterfield show is 27/28/29 January 2012.  The show schedule is not out yet, but it will reveal a revamp of entry categories in the art sections.